Compliance in ballast water treatment depends on crew knowledge as well as the treatment system. To help customers secure it, Alfa Laval has a complete range of training options for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3. Among them are open crew trainings, which the company now provides in three additional locations.

Gibralter shipyard Gibdock has been seeing a steady stream of ballast water treatment system (BWTS) retrofit work as owners look to be compliant ahead of the September 2019 deadline.

Alfa Laval has signed fleet agreements with Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA for the supply of PureBallast 3, the third generation of Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment technology. Alfa Laval will provide dozens of Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA vessels with PureBallast 3 systems – the vast majority of which will handle large flows of more than 1000 m3/h.

One of the largest Greek shipowners Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited (ASGL) has opted for Ecochlor to retrofit 36 vessels with Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS).

With installing a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) shifting from being an option to a requirement, Andrew Marshall, ceo of Coldharbour Marine, stresses that owners need to be mindful to choose the right system for the type of ship.

Last year’s clarification of US Coast Guard (USCG) policy shows that care is needed when choosing a ballast water treatment system. Together with the upcoming entry into force of revised IMO G8 requirements, it demands that ship owners look further ahead to be certain of long-term compliance.

Recent market developments show a shift in thinking when it comes to ballast water treatment systems for tankers and other large vessels. Today more and more ship owners see advantages in choosing UV ballast water treatment over electrochlorination for large flows, even with respect to power consumption and footprint.

With the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention in force, owners and shipyards are beginning to look seriously into the retrofit challenges ahead. Having already done so for many years, Alfa Laval has channelled a decade of practical experience into a well-developed retrofit offering – covering both technical and collaborative needs. 

Greece’s ERMA FIRST reports it has become the first full flow electrolysis Ballast Water Treatment System vendor to receive US Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for its BWTS FIT equipment.

Under the weight of coping with a tsunami of regulations, more dry cargo ship owners are turning to Intercargo in record numbers for support.

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